New Mathare United striker Clifford Alwanga is hoping to rediscover his form after re-uniting with his former coach at Tusker FC Francis Kimanzi.

The experienced goal poacher who joined the Slum Boys on a two-year contract after parting ways with Tusker FC says he’s already settled in the team and looking forward to an exciting season.

“I had several offers on the table but I chose to join Mathare United since I have previously worked with the coach and I understand his philosophy. He also understands me as a player and that makes it easier for me to work on the pitch,” Alwanga told KPL,

“The main aim for me right now is to rediscover my form, get more playing time and bang in the goals to help the team finish in a respectable position. My target is to score at least 15 goals this season,” he concluded.

New signings

Apart from Alwanga, the club has also signed left-back Mike Simiyu from Gor Mahia on an 18-months deal, midfielder Francis Omondi on a three-year contract from second-tier side Modern Coast, Gilbert Osonga from Posta Rangers on a four years’ contract, defensive midfielder Johnstone Omurwa also joins the Slum Boys on a three year deal while Samuel Ndungu comes in from AFC Leopards on a two-year deal. The team has also promoted young custodian Job Ochieng from their U20 squad and handed him a four-year deal. Cliff Nyakeya, Daniel Mwaura and Derrick Onyango have renewed their contracts as well.

Departures

The team has parted ways with goalkeepers Mark Kioko and Levis Opiyo, Erick Nzosi, Musa Oundo, Harrison Mwendwa, Brian Nyakan and Victor Ashinga.